The Rostock Retreat is designed to encourage communication and collaboration on speciﬁc themes in a relaxed atmosphere. Following the success of previous retreats – Data Visualization (2017) and Causality (2018) – the third Rostock Retreat will focus on simulation and bring together theorists, methodologists, and applied researchers from across the social sciences and beyond.
The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), are organizing an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”. [...]
The recently released SHARE Data & Documentation Tool is a web application developed by CentERdata, Institute for data collection and research, in cooperation with SHARE Central at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA). For researchers, the tool is intended to be a fast, customizable, easy-to-use web interface for browsing and searching the SHARE (meta)data. One important feature of the system is that codebooks for all currently released SHARE waves and modules can be generated in PDF format. [...]
The European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR) will hold its next annual conference at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland on 12-14 September 2019. The conference theme is:
Inequality over the life course [...]
The discussion about basic income as a social benefit has been discussed frequently and worldwide in the last few years. A new article by researchers Alison Koslowski and Ann-Zofie Duvander addresses the question, how a basic income might contribute to a change in gendered behaviour. The authors discuss the idea of a basic income from a perspective of gender equality in the Swedish context, where family policies have already led to high levels of female labour force participation and gender equality. [...]
WhatsApp is currently the most popular messaging application with the largest name recognition, by far the largest user base, and the strongest corporate backing since its acquisition by Facebook in 2014. It allows people to easily share texts, pictures and audio files. [...]
REVES is an international research network dedicated to promoting health expectancy as a critical metric of population health around the world. The REVES network was set up in 1989 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Montpellier), the Social Affairs Council, Quebec, Canada, and the Center for Demographic Studies, Durham, North Carolina, United States. [...]